Power management features provide enable machines to turn off or enter “sleep” mode, which uses much less electricity than during full operation, after a predetermined period of inactivity. Most electronic equipment comes with these features. Power management needs to be enabled in advance for it to work.
Enabling power management will cut down on energy consumption and potentially lengthen the useful life of equipment. Computers, monitors, and other electronic equipment will continue to run unless turned off or set to turn off after a predetermined amount of time. Depending on how often machines are left on and not fully used, power management has the potential to return significant energy and cost savings.
Learn how to save up to $50 per computer annually with power management.
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- Nixon Peabody
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Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates
Local Service Providers / Consultants:
- Free consultation – J. Michael Walker, Beacon Consultants Network (a US EPA ENERGY STAR Technical Support Contractor), p: 617-921-8445, firstname.lastname@example.org
- User Guide to Power Management for PCs and Monitors
- ENERGY STAR: Power Management
- Windows 7: Power Management
- Windows 8: Power Management Options
- Windows XP: Power Management
- Macs and Vista: Activate Power Management
- Top Ten Power Management Myths and Realities
In The News
- “Wal-Mart wants PCs to sleep earlier” Reuters, 12 Sept 2012.
- “Intel’s Smart Connect updates your laptap (and your tweets) while its sleeping” Venturebeat.com, 13 Sept 2012.
- “The top Green-IT organizations: Hard-wired to be green” (our own Nixon Peabody ranks #9), Computerworld.com, 24 October 2011